HCPCS Code E0601 | Description & Billing Guidelines

Report E0601 when a provider uses a CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) device to maintain airflow through the throat of a patient with obstructive sleep apnea.

What Is E0601?

HCPCS code E0601 represents the continuous positive airway pressure supply or CPAP device.

This machine maintains pressurized air flowing through the airways of the throat to keep it open in a patient with

This device that a provider most commonly uses for the treatment of a patient with sleep apnea, a sleep disorder where the walls of the patient’s throat relax and narrow, and the tongue falls back against the soft palate during sleep causing cessation of breathing.

The patient wears a face or nasal mask during sleep. This mask connects to a pump that delivers a positive current of air through the nose to maintain an open airway. 


E0601 is officially described by HCPCS. The description of this code can be found below.

Short Description: “Cont airway pressure device.”

Long Description: “Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device.”

Code: D1E

Pricing Indicator: 36

Code Added: January 01, 1988

Last Changed: January 01, 2014

Billing Guidelines

Special coverage instructions may apply for E0601.

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